Carlisle United Methodist Church is holding a 5K run/walk

On September 15 the Carlisle United Methodist Church is holding a 5K run/walk followed by a forum of speakers addressing the subject of the stigma surrounding mental illness.  The statistics surrounding mental health issues are staggering:  1 in 4 people are affected by mental illness–either themselves or someone in their family:  suicide is the 3rd leading cause of death and the 2nd leading cause of death for people ages 15-24.  Many people are hesitant to reach out for help or even talk about any issues they may be experiencing because they fear what their friends will think or say.  People hesitate to seek treatment because they fear what will appear on their records.  No person deserves to be stigmatized because of mental illness.  Please see the Carlisle Chamber web site at for the event flyer, registration from, and for more information about the run and speakers.  Come and join us on September 15 to learn more about this sensitive subject and to share experiences that have affected your lives.



The Carlisle Chamber of Commerce on behalf of our membership are proud to announce our sponsorship of the Carlisle’s 2018 4th of July Celebration!  The official Schedule of Events can be found on our web site at

Annual Golf-Outing Saturday, August 18th

Our annual Golf-Outing is Saturday, August 18th at the Pleasantville Golf and Country Club! This event is hosted by the Carlisle Area Chamber of Commerce, Carlisle Girls Softball Association, and Carlisle Little League. To sign-up please visit our web site at to fill out our registration form and return it quickly as spots do fill up fast.  For further information please call Todd Isley at 515.202.7715 or John Sinclair at 515.962.8012.

Chamber Quarterly Luncheon, July 10th 2018

Chamber Quarterly Luncheon, July 10th 2018 – 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m., at Cal’s Fine Food & Spirits, 20 Vine St, Carlisle, IA 50047

Our July Luncheon is a our Business After 5 Social and Networking Event.  So, please drop in and enjoy appetizers on us (beverages not included), and take this time to network with other businesses or mingle with peers within the community.

Free with Membership, Guest $5 each

Speaker: None

– Chamber Experts –


Chamber Quarterly Luncheon, April 10

Chamber Quarterly Luncheon, April 10 – Noon –1:00 p.m., Stadium View

Free with Membership, Guest $5

Speaker: Rachel Gocken, Executive Director – Warren County Economic Development Corp.

– Chamber Experts –

  • Loretta Burk, Indoff Office Supplies
  • Denise McCauley, Catalpa Flowers and Gifts
  • Danielle Polzin, Alternative Outdoors

This will also be a great opportunity for business to business networking in a relaxed atmosphere.

Sign up NOW to host a “Trunk” at Trunk or Treat during PumpkinFest in Downtown Carlisle

Great Western Bank Invites You to Participate in Trunk or Treat.

Decorate Your Vehicle, Set up a Fun Game, Hand Out Candy to the Kids, and Have Some Halloween Fun during PumpkinFest, from 1:30 – 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 21st.

Trunk or Treat is a lot of fun for kids who participate in PumpkinFest. Great Western Bank is again sponsoring Trunk or Treat in their parking lot at 100 N. 1st Street, and is inviting local residents and businesses to provide children with a fun and safe way to celebrate Halloween.

Trunk or Treat participants are invited to decorate the trunk of their car, or the bed of their truck, with a fun, silly, or scary theme. Dress in costume, be creative and have Halloween fun surprising children and adults with themes such as pumpkins, scarecrows, ghosts and ghouls, children’s movies, sports teams, Christmas in October, or something from your childhood past. Last year over 400 kids walked by the displays and receive candy, coupons, or treats.

Great Western Bank will award a prize to the “Best Trunk”.

We would love to fill the Great Western Bank parking lot with “Trunks”. If you want to get in on the fun, please contact Shannon Daniels to reserve your spot. Her daytime phone number is 515.989-2605 or email

Trunks need to be set up and ready to go by 12:45 on the day of the event. Kids will hit the parking lot after the 1:00 p.m. costume parade.

PumpkinFest is sponsored by The Carlisle Area Chamber of Commerce. For more information, contact the Chamber at 515/989-4216.

Save The Date: PumkinFest

The Carlisle Chamber of Commerce is once again pleased to announce that our annual PumpkinFest will be from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 21st. Watch this space for more details.